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Kendrick Lamar brings his "Championship Tour" to NY

Dubbed The Championship Tour, Top Dawg Entertainment's elite roster is slated to kick off their multi-city jaunt in Vancouver before venturing to a myriad of notable cities including Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, and Chicago. The TDE roster will then close things out with their final show in Pittsburgh,

Top Gear returns to BBC

The twenty-third series of Top Gear was aired during 2016 on BBC Two and consisted of six episodes, beginning on 29 May and concluding on 3 July. Following the departure of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, this series featured a new hosting line-up that consisted of Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc.

Oslo hosts the 55th Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest 2010 was the 55th edition and took place in Oslo, Norway. The 2010 winner was Germany with Lena singing "Satellite", written by American Julie Frost and Denmark's John Gordon. It was Germany's first win in twenty-eight years, its second since the Contest's inception, and its first win as a unified country.

Jay Leno ends his first stint as host of "The Tonight Show"

It was announced in July, 2008 that Leno would host his final episode of The Tonight Show in May, 2009 with O'Brien and James Taylor as his guests. O'Brien took over hosting duties commencing the following Monday, on June 1, 2009.

Video game Mario Party 8 is released

Mario Party 8 is a 2007 party video game developed by Hudson Soft and published by Nintendo. The game is the eighth installment in the Mario Party series, and the first title in the series released for the Wii. Mario Party 8 received mixed reviews, with critics voicing disapproval of its single-player gameplay.

Video game Forza Motorsport 2 is released in North America

Forza Motorsport 2 is a simulation racing video game developed by Turn 10 Studios for the Xbox 360 console. It is the second title in the Forza series, and is the sequel to the original Forza Motorsport. The first downloadable content for the game was released, the "Nissan Tournament Pack", free of charge and featured 3 Nissan cars.

Video game Medal of Honor: Frontline is released

Medal of Honor: Frontline is a first-person shooter video game, the in the Medal of Honor series, and was published by EA Games. The player character is Lt. Jimmy Patterson, from the American OSS. Frontline was released in North America for the PlayStation 2 in May 2002 and for the Xbox and GameCube consoles in November, 2002.

Jerusalem hosts the 44th Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest took place in Jerusalem, Israel. It was held at the International Convention Center, the same venue that hosted it 20 years earlier. The winner of the Contest was Charlotte Nilsson, representing Sweden with "Take Me to Your Heaven", which scored 163 points. This was Sweden's 4th win in the Contest and the second in the 90s.

The Miss Sarajevo is held in war torn Sarajevo

The movie Miss Sarajevo is a documentary by Bill Carter about a beauty pageant held in the midst of war-torn Sarajevo, Bosnia. The winner was a 17-year-old blonde named Inela Nogić. Carter traveled to Sarajevo in the winter of 1993 to offer humanitarian aid and quickly found himself in the heart of the conflict.

John Landis is found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter

Landis and four other crew members were charged with involuntary manslaughter. The prosecutors attempted to show that Landis was reckless, and had not told the parents and others of the children's proximity to explosives and helicopters and of limitations on their working hours.

Musician Tom Morello is born

Thomas Baptiste Morello is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and political activist. He is best known for his tenure with the band Rage Against the Machine and then with Audioslave. As of 2016, Morello is a member of the supergroup Prophets of Rage. Morello was also a touring musician with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

Singer-songwriter Wynonna Judd is born

Wynonna Ellen Judd is an American country music singer. Her solo albums and singles are all credited to the single name Wynonna. She first rose to fame in the 1980s alongside her mother Naomi in the country music duo The Judds. They released seven albums on Curb Records in addition to 26 singles, of which 14 were number-one hits.

"White Christmas" is recorded

"White Christmas" is a song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. The version sung by Crosby is the world's best-selling single with estimated sales in excess of 100 million copies worldwide. Although Crosby dismissed his role in the song's success, he was associated with it for the rest of his career.

American comedian Bob Hope is born

Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope was an American stand-up comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. With a career that spanned nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in more than 70 short and feature films, with 54 feature films with Hope as the star, including a series of seven "Road" musical comedy movies with Bing Crosby as Hope's top-billed partner.

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Mel B

born 1989

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died 1997

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